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Students with common first names tell how they're unique

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Published: Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Updated: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 13:10


 

 

 

Michael Matos, senior

1.)What year are you?

Senior

2.)Do you go by a nickname?

“Matos.” I go by that because Michael is kind of cliché.

3.)Do you know why you were named Michael? If so, why?

No, I don’t know. But I do know it was one of the most popular names in 1991.

4.)How do you think other people would describe you?

Outgoing, determined.

5.)What is something unique about you?

The fact that I have two last names and one that no one can pronounce – Hoogliuter. I also speak fluid Spanish, which isn’t really unique, but it’s unique to Ottawa.

6.)What are some of your hobbies?

I like to stay in shape, run, event plan. I have my radio show, where I talk about relationships and topics people wouldn’t really talk about in Ottawa. But it’s all clean.

7.)What are some of your pet peeves?

Bad layouts and designs. When I see bad posters, I think about how I would fix it. I don’t like bad drivers. I don’t like when people think I’m black; I’m Dominican.

8.)What is your favorite TV show/movie?

I like Family Guy. I like the movies “Man on Fire,” “The Island,” “Mulholland Drive.”

9.)What is your favorite food?

Any of my mom’s cooking.

10.)What is your major?

Communications.

 

Tyler Kopatich, junior

1.) What year are you?

Junior

2.) Do you go by a nickname?

Kopatich

3.) Do you know why you were named Tyler? If so, why?

Well my parents went to go see a movie and they waited to see the credits and they picked out names from that.

4.) How do you think other people would describe you?

Very social, not shy, goofy, fun to hang around.

5.) What is something unique about you?

I was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

6.) What are some of your hobbies?

I like coaching basketball, playing golf, hanging out with my girlfriend, and my friends and family.

7.) What are some of your pet peeves?

People who think they’re always right. People who talk about themselves a lot. People who chew their gum while they’re talking to you, pencil tapping, foot tapping, when people jiggle their foot on the back of my chair.

8.) What is your favorite TV show/movie?

The movie “Avengers”.

9.) What is your favorite food?

Chicken Pasta.

10.) What is your major?

Physical Education.

 

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